Well it's been just about a month since I decided to work on last year's Project Life pages and after a slow start, I'm happy to say that I've completed January and am mid-way through February.
I began with an introduction page using the mini-kit I put together. This part was pretty easy because I wasn't yet dealing with any photos.
I'm still trying to find a good system to edit, size and print the photos I want to use, which has turned out to be the most difficult part of this whole process for me. I posted about this on Instagram and discovered that many people have this same issue. I also received a number of very helpful tips that I'll be passing along here as soon as I refine my system.
I've also discovered that there's a definitely rhythm to this process. It took me some time to get back in the groove of working with pockets on a 12x12 canvas, figuring out a cohesive color scheme for the spread and deciding how to best fill each pocket.
Overall though I'm very happy to be working with this form of memory-keeping again. It gives me a way to record snippets of life, those little details that I know I'll want to recall but might not be worthy of a full scrapbook layout on their own.
I should mention again that these photos and memories are from 2016. I'm considering trying to work on the current year at the same time. I think it would be easier to make the pages while the memories are fresh. Again, I'm still contemplating the best way to handle this. One option is to leave an album and pocket pages open on my table and take a few minutes once a week to print photos and add memorabilia and journaling. Also, I'm not doing true weekly spreads; a 12x12 page might cover just a weekend or two weeks depending on what's going on in our lives. See - it's still a work in progress for me.
So if you do Project Life or a form of pocket scrapbooking, I'd like to hear about your process. If you have any suggestions or tips, please share them with me in the comments below - I'm definitely interested in finding out how others make this form of memory keeping work best for them. Thanks for stopping by!